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Years late, Syria's children of war learn to read and write

While most said they were happy to have the opportunity to catch up with other children, they felt embarrassed and uneasy about their age and new environment.

By SAMIA NAKHOUL/ REUTERS
08/02/2018
Smoke rises from a target hit by Turkish forces in Afrin, Syria, January 20, 2018
Rocky start for Syria talks as some delegates refuse to leave airport

'Whatever happens we will not enter Sochi. We informed the Russians of our conditions that they should remove all the logos and flags representing the Syrian government.'

By REUTERS
30/01/2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sochi,
Netanyahu heads to Moscow, will discuss Syria

A statement at the conference will call for the lifting of unilateral sanctions and urge the West to help in the reconstruction of Syria.

29/01/2018
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
Iraq launches final offensive on Islamic State, near Syrian border

Islamic State's self-declared cross-border caliphate effectively collapsed in July, when US-backed Iraqi forces captured Mosul, the group's de facto capital in Iraq

By REUTERS
26/10/2017
syria gas attack
US says 'grave' consequences if Syria's al-Qaida dominates Idlib province

Idlib province, the only Syrian province that is entirely under rebel control, has been a major target of Russian and Syrian aerial strikes that caused hundreds of civilians casualties.

By REUTERS
03/08/2017
Staffan de Mistura
Despite ceasefire, no breakthrough expected in Syria talks in Geneva

Talks to focus on four key areas -- credible non-sectarian transitional government, future constitution, free elections within 18 months and a united war against terrorism.

By REUTERS
11/07/2017
Quneitra
IDF strikes target in Syria in retaliation for spillover

According to the IDF, the Air Force struck the source of the projectile and was “acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration.”

Aleppo, Syria
Analysis: Syria, a modern day Holocaust?

US accused the Syrian regime of using a crematorium to dispose of bodies to cover up extent of mass murders.

Syria chemical attack
JPost Editorial: Syrian imperative

The mullahs of Tehran are undoubtedly watching closely to see how the latest Syrian trampling of international conventions will play out.

Gas cloud in the city of Hama, Syria 4/6/2017
Trump said to be planning military strike against Assad

Trump: "These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated."

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